Woolhampton Lock 94


From Date: 07/05/2016 17:00

To Date: 16/05/2016 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Boat damage

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 94, Woolhampton Lock

Ends at: Lock 94, Woolhampton Lock


13/05/2016 10:09

Woolhampton Lock (Lock 94) has now been reopened.

Please be aware that the River Kennet has now been changed to an Amber - Caution warning, and we advise navigation with care due to the fast flowing river conditions.

13/05/2016 09:25

Woolhampton Lock, Lock 94,  has now been reopened.

However, please be aware that the River Kennet is currently on a red warning and we advise against navigation due to the fast flowing river conditions.

11/05/2016 15:32

The gate and collar anchor have been removed today for repair, and we hope to reinstall them on Thursday afternoon, in time to reopen the lock on Friday morning.

10/05/2016 16:47

After their visit today, our engineers will be back onsite to remove the existing broken lock gate collar on Wednesday 11th May for repair. Once it's removed we should have a clearer idea of how long the repairs will take, and will update as soon as we have more information. Many thanks again for your patience.

09/05/2016 17:45


We’re in the process of assessing the damage caused to Woolhampton Lock over the weekend.  Engineers will be onsite from tomorrow to decide how best to fix it, and we’ll have more of an idea about the scope of the works over the next few days.  We appreciate your patience while we get this fixed, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.  If you have any further questions, please contact us at enquiries.kennetavon@canalrivertrust.org.uk

08/05/2016 15:22

Aldermaston lock has been re-opened to craft.

Woolhampton lock and  Woolhampton swing bridge remain closed until further notice.

07/05/2016 20:50


To prevent craft approaching the damaged lock, Woolhampton swing bridge has been isolated and will not be operating until the lock is repaired.

Aldermaston lock (95) will be padlocked shut.

Craft should turn below Aldermaston lock (95) and below Heales Lock (93)

An update will be issued at 1pm on Monday 9th May.


Due to a structural failure to the bottom offside gate, Woolhampton Lock 94 is closed to all boat traffic until further notice.

An update will be issued at 1pm on Monday 9th May.